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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Cross Country

Top-five weekend for Cougars in two sports

Following a loss to Miami at home, the Cougars finished fifth at the Rice Invitational over the weekend. The Cougars will next compete Nov. 17-19. | Joseph Lefler/The Daily Cougar

The Cougars finished fifth in their first outdoor meet of the fall at the Rice-Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Medical Center Fall Invitational.

Junior Reka Kovacs stood out for UH, finishing in the top 10 in four events — 400 IM, 200 IM, 100 Breastroke and the 200 Breaststroke.

Senior Kim Eason finished eighth in the 50 Free and 10th in the 100 and 200 Free.

Julia Lonnegren again led the divers with a second-place finish in the 1M and finished 10th in the 3M.

The Cougars’ next competition will be on campus on Nov. 17-19 at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center for the Cougar Classic Invitational.

Men’s team finishes third at Conference USA Championships

For just the second time since joining Conference USA, UH recorded a top-three finish at the C-USA Championships.

Senior Wesley Ruttoh led the Cougars with a 23:55 time, good for third place individually.

Freshman Yonas Tesfai followed him for UH in eighth place with a time of 24:11.

Junior David Smith finished 16th overall with a 24:47 mark.

Ruttoh was named Senior of the Meet and was named to the All-C-USA First Team.

Tesfai was named Freshman of the meet and earned C-USA Second Team honors.

Smith was named to the C-USA Third Team.

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